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Why do young people drink and/or do drugs? Here are some reasons as to why situations like this take place:
  • Risk-Taking; An adolescent's brain doesn't fully develop until they are about 23-25 years old. This is a time of heightened risk taking for many.
  • Loneliness.
  • To handle pressures and meet demands.
  • Boredom.
  • To belong and fit in - to be a part of something.
  • At home, there is no guidance, quality time, companionship, nor clear communication on the subject of alcohol, drugs and tobacco use.